Where a defendant has negligently created a situation endangering life or property, he may be liable to a claimant who suffers injury as a direct result of attempting a rescue1. The duty to a rescuer is independent of any duty to the party rescued2. A rescuer may also have a claim against another who unsuccessfully attempts rescue if that has led to an increased danger3. The rescuer can only recover where the rescue attempt is reasonably foreseeable4. A rescue attempt by someone with a professional responsibility to assist the public, for example a
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